From State Senator Mike Foley...
Early next week, the Nebraska Legislature will begin debate on LB 57 – "The Assault of the Unborn Child Act".
This bill provides criminal penalties for any person who commits an act of violence against a pregnant woman that result in serious bodily injury to her unborn child. Previous successful legislation on this topic only provided criminal penalties for the death – but not injury – to the unborn child.
For example, if a drunk driver smashes into a pregnant woman and her unborn child suffers permanent brain damage as a direct result of the crash, no criminal charges could be brought against the drunk driver for the injury to the child under today’s law. LB 57 addresses that legal deficiency.
I write today to beg for your prayers and spiritual sacrifices for the successful passage of this important legislation. We are expecting a very difficult battle.
Please pray that Our Lord will bless our pro-life legislative work.
Thank you very much